Lighting Designer: George Sexton Associates

Date: 2004

Fixtures used: SLOTLUX 4 & SLOTLUX 8

Description: The complete rebuild and renovation of the Midtown Manhattan building was the largest building project in the history of The Museum of Modern Art. Concept was to create a block-wide, column-free structure with flexible galleries on the second floor for contemporary art. The space was renovated to be more intimately scaled with architecturally distinctive galleries for modern masterpieces from MoMA’s collection. Column-free galleries, glass and stone curtain walls, skylights, and innovative lighting provide shifting perspectives and visual surprise. Lobby space was updated with a staircase that rises to the second level, where the galleries surround an atrium that soars 110 feet above street level. Lobby connecting W. 53rd and 54th Streets provides access to all Museum services, including ticketing, information, coat check, retail, restaurant, the Sculpture Garden, and galleries.